highways

Nominating Saskatchewan’s roughest roads (audio)

Nominating Saskatchewan’s roughest roads (audio)

Apr 11, 2024 | 10:38am
There is a song by Corb Lund called “Roughest Neck Around,” however CAA Saskatchewan is looking for the roughest road around. The annual CAA Worst Road contest is back for another year. “We do share the results with those who are responsible for maintaining and repairing – municipal and provincial governments,” explained Christine Niemcyzk of […]
“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

Apr 1, 2024 | 7:32am
From Bonavista to Vancouver Island, Canadians are gearing up for a nationwide Axe the Tax protest April 1  – the same day the federal government is hiking the carbon tax by 23 per cent. The protests calling for the immediate and permanent removal of the carbon tax are mainly planned for the interprovincial borders across Canada. […]
STF and SSBA have mixed reactions to education budget

STF and SSBA have mixed reactions to education budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 1:03pm
On the same day that thousands of teachers were striking outside the provincial legislature, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $3.3 billion for the Ministry of Education in their 2024-2025 provincial budget. Overall, education is seeing an increase of $247.8 million, or 8.1 per cent, over last year. It is targeted at supporting prekindergarten to grade […]
No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 8:33am
A total of $20.1 billion was invested in this year’s Provincial Budget, with significant investments in education and healthcare leading the way. Despite the ‘record investments’ highlighted by the provincial government, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck said the government did nothing to address the biggest issue facing residents in the province. Affordability. “As families across […]
Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Mar 20, 2024 | 8:33pm
This year’s Saskatchewan budget delivers a total of $7.59 billion, an increase of $726.4 million or 10.6 per cent in health care. The budget expands patient care and services to meet the increasing demands of a growing population, increases access to primary care through support for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health professions, and funds […]
Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Mar 20, 2024 | 2:15pm
The 2024-25 Saskatchewan provincial budget features major spending on education, health care, municipalities and capital investments — and has a deficit to go along with it. A projected deficit of $273.2 million is forecast in the budget tabled by Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in the legislature Wednesday. It is the final budget of her […]
Slow down, roads are slick after first snowfall

Slow down, roads are slick after first snowfall

Oct 24, 2023 | 7:28am
It’s a tricky day for driving, thanks to the first snowfall of the year. In Regina about 3 inches of snow fell, making the streets slippery and slushy. The snow is expected to continue through the morning, and ease to light flurries later in the day. There is the potential for more snow tonight in […]
Collision northwest of Fillmore leaves 27-year-old dead

Collision northwest of Fillmore leaves 27-year-old dead

Aug 25, 2023 | 2:33pm
A 27-year-old man from Winnipeg is dead after his vehicle collided with a semi northwest of Fillmore. At 3:50 p.m., Weyburn RCMP received a collision report on Highway #33. An initial investigation determined a semi and a car collided. The driver and sole occupant of the car were declared deceased by EMS at the scene. […]

Provincial Auditor recommends three changes to improve winter maintenance on provincial highways

Jun 7, 2023 | 2:54pm

Provincial Auditor Tara Clemett has outlined three ways for the Ministry of Highways to improve its winter maintenance of the over 26,000 kilometres of highways in the province. Clemett audited the Ministry over 15 months and found that the Ministry had effective processes, except in the following areas, to conduct winter maintenance on provincial highways […]

Sask. RCMP issue over 1,500 tickets as part of Canada Road Safety Week

Jun 6, 2023 | 2:45pm

As part of Canada Road Safety Week, Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) officers from Saskatchewan RCMP, as well as other police agencies, were out on the road focussing on curbing dangerous driving behaviours such as impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and seatbelt misuse. Over the seven-day campaign, CTSS officers issued the following: 4 Criminal Code […]